Putting bakeries to shame

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Yes, I am wearing a citrus shirt while serving a citrus food. What can I say? I know what I like.

Lemon bars are a big hit in this household and at my work. But for a more tropical vibe, and a more elegant feel, I like a lime tart. With a coconut shortbread crust, it is like eating a little piece of heaven. This was made for the birthday of a very lovely lady and I think it is an excellent way to ring in another year of friendship!

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Coffee and dessert in one

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Sometimes, you just need to make some very impressive cookies. Like when you are baking for the entire faculty at your university in honor of the new president. These cookies will make you look very impressive. Especially if you brush them with chocolate and cut them out with a tiny fluted cookie cutter.

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King Arthur Corn Muffins

14068239_10207514329359951_5212672636548917875_nI have an intense love for the corn muffins at Famous Dave’s BBQ. These are not those corn muffins.

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All cake, all the time

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I’m beginning to think I have a problem. This certainly isn’t helping my pants fit any better. But birthday and celebrations call for cake and there certainly seem to be a lot of them this summer.

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Balancing breakfast

 

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I had my first dutch baby the morning after our wedding. We and our bridal party went out for breakfast. Everything looked fantastic and someone had the brilliant idea of ordering a dutch baby with peaches for the table. I owe that individual many thanks.

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A serious cake for a serious party

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I was honored to make the birthday cake for my father-in-law’s surprise 60th.He’s a man with very classic tastes and a fondness for banana bread. To dress up this tea time treat, I added some whisky and cream cheese frosting. Makes everything better!

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Hello again

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Well, you can thank (or blame) my sister for my return. She and I don’t get to spend as much time together as we used to and it has led to me neglecting things. She is always very encouraging of my cooking (because I think she appreciates having cookies around our parents’ house).

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